Glenn Rapsinski, MD, PhD

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Hometown: New Kensington, PA

College/Medical School: St. Vincent College/Template University School of Medicine, MD, PhD

Residency: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Career/Research Interests: Pseudomanas colonization in CF patients, antimicrobial stewardship, lung transplant infectious diseases

Honors/Awards:

  • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs (AMSPDC)
  • Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Grant
  • University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translationsal Science Institute (CTSI) COVID-19 Pilot Grant 

Publications

Oral Presentations:

  • Gallo PM and Rapsinski, GJ, Wilson RP, Oppong GO, Sriram U, Goulian M, Buttaro B, Caricchio R, Gallucci S, Tükel Ç. "Amyloid/eDNA composites of bacterial biofilms accelerate autoimmunity." Dawn Marks Research Day. Philadelphia PA, May 2013
  • Gallo PM and Rapsinski, GJ, Wilson RP, Oppong GO, Sriram U, Goulian M, Buttaro B, Caricchio R, Gallucci S, Tükel Ç. "Amyloid/eDNA composites of bacterial biofilms accelerate autoimmunity." Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum. Philadelphia PA., May 2013
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers".  Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting. Wintergreen Resort, VA. Feb 2013
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers".  Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum. Philadelphia PA. June 2012
  • Rapsinski GJ, "Proteomic Analysis of Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus".  Saint Vincent College Undergraduate Research Symposium. Latrobe PA. May 2009

Poster Presentations:

  • Gallo PM and Rapsinski, GJ, Wilson RP, Oppong GO, Sriram U, Goulian M, Buttaro B, Caricchio R, Gallucci S, Tükel Ç. "Amyloid/eDNA composites of bacterial biofilms accelerate autoimmunity." Temple Translational Science Symposium. Philadelphia PA. May 2016
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers".  American Society of Microbiology: General Meeting. San Francisco CA. June 2012
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers".  Temple Biomedical Research Day, Philadelphia PA. May 2012
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers". Dawn Marks Research Day. Philadelphia PA. May 2012
  • Rapsinski, GJ, Newman TN, Oppong, GO, van Putten JP, Tükel Ç. "CD14 protein acts as an adaptor molecule for the immune recognition of Salmonella curli fibers".  Temple Autoimmunity Center Retreat. Philadelphia PA. March 2012

Current Scholarly Projects:

  • Investigating utility of dual MRSA therapy in patients with sepsis in pediatric ICU
  • COVID-19 Antibody prevalence in pediatric patients in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pseudomonas biofilm formation on airway epithelial cells
  • Microbiome and evolution of Pseudomonas in patients with cystic fibrosis

Career Goals: A career at an academic medical center as an Infectious Disease attending and continuing my basic science research into bacterial infections in the human airways/lungs

Scholarly Mentors: 

  • Jennifer Bomberger, PhD
  • Andrew Nowalk, MD, PhD

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, baking, hiking, video games

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: Single, pet dog Lilly

Travels/Languages: France, Germany, Poland

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Collegial environment, great patients, excellent education and training